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Initial post: Aug 24, 2012 4:38:29 PM PDT
CL MILLHOUSE says:
I have a Kindle and two accounts. One with Amazon.com and the other from Amazon.uk. Can I buy books on both accounts for delivery on my one Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 4:43:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 24, 2012 4:46:33 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
No, you can only register a Kindle to one account at a time.

ETA: If it's an e-Ink Kindle the books will stay on your Kindle when you deregister it and register it to another account, so you could register to http://amazon.com, purchase and download books, deregister it and reregister to amazon.co.uk, and purchase and download books. You'd accomplish what you're trying to do, you just can't have the device registered to two accounts at the same time. You can't do this with a Kindle Fire, the deregistration process deletes all the content on the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 4:53:54 PM PDT
CL MILLHOUSE says:
Thanks

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 5:38:24 PM PDT
Artist says:
If you are a resident of the UK, you can purchase books from the UK site as well as the .com site. You can deregister your Kindle from the .com site and purchase books from the UK site, and vice versa, but as A. noted, you can only be registered to one of your accounts at a time.

With an e-ink Kindle, any books that you download stay on the device when you deregister it -- it's just that the only archives you will have access to is the account to which the device is registered at that time.

This doesn't work with a Fire, which I'm assuming you don't have if you are a resident of the UK.

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 12:11:46 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I've seen at least two reports over at the UK site of people who have deregistered their kindle and registered to another country and have had all their books deleted - I don't know if they've done anything different to cause that

The other option is to register to amazon.com and change your country to the UK - then you will have access to the same books as you would on the UK site. I have kindles registered to amazon.com (country set to France) and amazon.fr and I see the same books on both sites due to my country filter

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 7:51:19 AM PST
i must have two different library accounts on amazon. i sign on amazon kindle and one time it brings up one account the next time it might bring up a second account. i have read books in both libraries. this morning i wanted to loan some books and i can't determine how to get the second library

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 1:27:44 PM PST
Conchola says:
I live in Japan and have an older Kindle. I have both a US and Japanese Amazon account. I am able to purchase ebooks from both accounts at present. I am thinking of getting a 3G Paperwhite here in Japan. The prices look great. But I would like to continue to purchase books from both countries. It appears from the above discussion that this would be possible through the deregistration/registration workaround (the way I do it now is by simply changing the country settings). Does this hold true for the Paperwhite as well. And by the way, the paperwhite prices here in Japan seem too good to be true. There is only one 3G model, whereas in the US there is an ad-supported model and a no-ad version. Is the Japanese version ad or no-ad?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 1:40:30 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
probably not would be my guess - my one from amazon.fr isn't

what I've done to avoid the situation I mention above is to have a Basic Kindle registered to amazon.fr and the rest (multi-kindle household) registered to amazon.com

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 1:58:47 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 28, 2012 12:03:26 AM PST
Conchola says:
Thanks, CB. I've been exchanging emails with Amazon Japan, and they tell me I can combine my US and Japanese accounts. But I was just at the store checking out the Paperwhite, and looking up an unknown Japanese word did not seem very elegant or easy. The store did not allow me to access preferences, so I was only able to look up the word by highlighting it, then navigating to a Bing translation, which only gave me the English word. No reading for the kanji and no way to make a study list. This is not very helpful. I have an iPhone app called Wakaru (great app!) which pulls up a much more helpful translation (with reading) and allows you to make a vocab list. Is there something similar on the Paperwhite?

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 12:49:57 AM PST
Hi Guys,
I just got my new Kindle fire HD and have an account at amazon.com but since I'm Spanish I'm very interested in the books at amazon.es. Can I make an account at the Spanish shop and manually transfer the books to my kindle so it doesn't interfere my .com account ?
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 1:15:53 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you could, but you'd have to have a kindle registered there in order to buy books, and even then the books would likely be DRM coded to only work on that kindle, so copying them to another kindle wouldn't work

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 1:17:20 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
as far as I know, there are no apps for the Paperwhite (I couldn't see if there are as I'm not in the US)

you should have a Japanese dictionary on your Paperwhite or in your archives

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 3:25:31 AM PST
Conchola says:
Thanks CB,

There is, as I understand it (I haven't bought a paperwhite yet), a Japanese English dictionary, but not an English Japanese dictionary. There are a few on the Amazon site, but to tell you the truth the iOS Wakaru app seems to be much better suited to learners of Japanese than this new Japanese Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 4:05:31 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you're probably right and the Fires are worse as there isn't any translation capability when you're reading a book (I'm doing french, not japanese)

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:07:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 4:07:33 AM PST
Conchola says:
Too bad. I was really excited about this Paperwhite, but I think I'll just stick with Wakaru on my iPhone and iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:10:50 AM PST
I think you're right about the paperwhite not being up to much as a learning tool, but I'd be very much interested in learning more about combining accounts. I use both the uk and jp amazon sites for books with the android app, but after using a kindle I really want one. Push come to shove I'd put up with just the uk site, but if possible I'd like to share a kindle with the wife allowing me to read my Japanese books too.

Could you provide outline the details amazon.co.jp provided you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:20:47 AM PST
I think you're right about the paperwhite not being up to much as a learning tool, but I'd be very much interested in learning more about combining accounts. I use both the uk and jp amazon sites for books with the android app, but after using a kindle I really want one. Push come to shove I'd put up with just the uk site, but if possible I'd like to share a kindle with the wife allowing me to read my Japanese books too.

Could you provide outline the details amazon.co.jp provided you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:20:49 AM PST
I think you're right that as a learning tool the paperwhite might not be up to much, but I'd love to know more about combining accounts. I use an amazon.co.uk account but download the odd Japanese book too. The wife also seems interested in using a kindle. How do I go about combining accounts, English language books are upward of 30 times more expensive on amazon.co.jp

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 6:46:36 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I believe he/she'll be back to let us know when he/she's in japan - whenever that may be - it's what was said in another thread

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 2:46:47 PM PST
Hi! Just got the message that my niece has a Kindle Fire. She's a special needs young adult with two different parental households. Mom and dad each manage an Amazon Prime account on her behalf but after reading the above comments it seems that she will be unable to access the full benefit of both without using duplicate devices (in this instance a Kindle and a notebook). What a waste of utility and potential! She cannot be the only one in this boat. So I guess, as a non-techie, my question is "why on earth would you restrict the device to only one account when the user may have or desire multiple accounts and is not even using a competing/ compatible product vendor?!". Unless you have a very good answer to that, I'd have to say thumbs down to Amazon's Kindle. There is a hyperlink to an article that highlights a push by Amazon for Kindles in schools. Why? It isn't flexible enough!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 2:51:42 PM PST
J. Donahue says:
Why would a single user have multiple accounts on Amazon?

In your example, the user of the Kindle doesn't even have their own account, her parents have the account. It would be better to have had the Kindle assigned to the daughter's own account, and for the parents to each fund the accounts with give cards or a co-owned pre-paid Visa.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 11:22:00 AM PDT
This is a silly policy. If I want to share a Kindle with my partner, but we each have our own amazon.com accounts, this policy makes that impossible.

Specifically, if I want to use the Kindle to buy a few books, I would be required to buy them through my partner's Amazon account. Then, should I get a Kindle in the future, I would not be able to transfer those purchases over. I am definitely not a happy camper at the moment. I had about 6 books lined up to purchase, but definitely won't be doing it anytime soon.

I understand they fear members will share their amazon.com account with a bunch of friends to share content, but there has to be a way to control/limit that.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 12:03:12 PM PDT
First of all, I know of very few people who share Kindles. That's like sharing a cell phone. For most of us = NO.

What you can consider is keeping your own separate Amazon accounts, then getting a little Basic Kindle for $69 and using that one to bounce back and forth and get content from either account. The "Household" Kindle, if you will.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 12:22:19 PM PDT
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